AIR conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of Early College High Schools, which allow students to take a mixture of high school and college-level courses. The study examined the impacts of Early College High Schools on college enrollment and degree completion up to 6 years after expected high school graduation, in addition to a cost-benefit analysis of Early College High Schools. The goals of the study were to estimate the longer-term impacts of Early College High Schools on student postsecondary outcomes and compare the financial costs and benefits of these schools.

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Report

This report describes a follow-up study assessing longer term impacts of Early College High Schools on students’ postsecondary outcomes 6 years after expected high school graduation.

Media

This infographic provides information learned from a follow-up study assessing longer term impacts of Early College High Schools on students’ postsecondary outcomes 6 years after expected high school graduation.

Academic Publication

This article describes a randomized controlled trial study that assessed the impact of Early College High Schools on students’ high school graduation, college enrollment, and college degree attainment, as well as students’ high school experiences using extant data and survey data.

Report

This report examines the costs associated with a sample of Early College High Schools and compares them to the costs of traditional high schools in the same or surrounding districts.

Report

This policy brief uses findings from two rigorous impact studies and a cost-benefit study of Early College High Schools to provide considerations and recommendations for policymakers.